Historic Homes of Longmeadow

1175 Longmeadow Street (#65 The Colton-Gates House -1790)

This house was originally part of the house that is now 1183 Longmeadow Street. The house was built in 1790. In 1917 the house was moved from the western side of Longmeadow Street to the eastern part. During the move, the house fell apart. Both sections were placed on the eastern side of the street, side by side.  This is another example of how frequently homes were relocated in Longmeadow, the “Town of Walking Houses.”

[Photo contributed by Chris Hall]
[Text reprinted with permission from The Historic Homes of Longmeadow
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